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My online ÖSD German resources

January 7, 2010

I’m currently preparing for my ÖSD B2 German exam, which is next weekend! Ack! I’m sure it will be okay, but it’s still a bit nerve-wracking!

I thought that I would share some of my online German resources on here. (It will also help me keep track of them to list them all in one place!) I hope those of you out there learning German will find some of these links useful. They are largely Austrian-based sources, but there are some sources from Germany as well. If you know of any other good online German resources, please leave a comment! 🙂


Online Austrian radio:
Radio OE1
Radio OE3
Radio FM4

These are the three stations that I listen to the most, FM4 is my favourite but unfortunately there is a LOT of English, especially in the morning. I try to have one of these constantly running in the background.

For a great list of where you can listen to German radio (from Germany, Austria and Switzerland) online, click here.

Deutsche Welle
Video-Thema – Short videos with transcripts and comprehension questions.
Langsam Gesprochene Nachrichten – Daily international news headlines in German, spoken slowly.
Top-Thema – Audio and text with comprehension questions and vocabulary list at the end.

There are a LOT of other great German resources on Deutsche Welle, it is a must visit for German learners, from just-starting-out to advanced.

For a list of other online places to watch German TV and other videos, click here.

Schlaflos in München I have recently started to listen to this podcast. I’m a big fan of Annik’s Slow German podcast, definitely check them both out!


Online Austrian news websites:
Der Standard

German websites for learners of German:
Deutsch Perfekt

Frankfürter Allegemeine Zeitung – Germany’s New York Times

For a great list of German news websites click here.


So far I do all of my foreign language writing practice on Lang-8. If you aren’t familiar with Lang-8 I suggest you click that link now!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2010 4:38 pm

    Thanks for these resources! I’m finally getting serious with German after so many years of French. I love DW’s podcasts. I wish other countries would produce language learning material like that.

  2. January 19, 2010 1:46 pm

    No problem! Good luck with your German! 🙂

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